* Q2 rev $153 mln vs est $146.4 mln
* Sees Q3 rev $205 mln vs est $143.1 mln
* Shares jump 17 pct in after-hours trade
April 13 Chip-assembly equipment maker Kulicke
& Soffa Industries Inc (KLIC.O) posted a stronger-than-expected
second-quarter revenue and forecast third-quarter revenue above
market estimates, sending its shares soaring 17 percent in
The company said it was seeing unprecedented demand for
both ball bonders and wedge bonders, equipment used to connect
chips to printed circuit boards.
Kulicke reported revenue of $153 million for the second
quarter ended April 3.
Analysts were looking for revenue of $146.4 million for the
quarter, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Kulicke also forecast third-quarter revenue of $205
million, above market estimates of $143.1 million.
"This same strength in demand gives us visibility into the
beginning of the September quarter and ... we are seeing a
continuation of current customer demand patterns," Chief
Executive Scott Kulicke said.
Shares of the company rose 17 percent to $9.20 in
after-hours trading. They closed at $7.86 Tuesday on Nasdaq.
(Reporting by Mansi Dutta in Bangalore; Editing by Ratul Ray